Duragesic Patch Injury Information
Duragesic patches were designed to help patients with chronic pain. The patch, which contains fentanyl, a narcotic analgesic, is placed directly on the area of pain in order to instantly eliminate or significantly reduce pain felt in the patient.
However, a design flaw would sometimes cause a tear in the patch, allowing fentanyl to leak, resulting in a fentanyl overdose.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Duragesic patch, you are not alone. Contact a Duragesic patch attorney at the Edwards Law Firm immediately to see if you have a claim by calling 1-800-304-9246.
Duragesic Patch Side Effects
The most problematic side effect from the Duragesic patch is related to a faulty manufacturing process. Since the patch contains very large doses of fentanyl, it must be released in a certain manner in order to avoid overdose.
In a worst-case scenario, when fentanyl is released onto a patients skin in high amounts, the patient could fall into a coma or die from the extreme exposure.
Other symptoms include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Extreme sedation
A faulty Duragesic patch can also run out of fentanyl prematurely which leads to the following symptoms of withdrawal:
- Abdominal issues
- Excessive sweating
- Extreme pain in the area applied
Duragesic Patch Lawsuit
At the Edwards Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys feel strongly that everyone deserves representation if they have been affected in any way by the use of a defective medication or product, such as a Duragesic patch.
If you feel that you or a loved one are victims, call the Duragesic Patch Lawyers at the Edwards Law Firm at 1-800-304-9246. You are not helpless or without power.
At the Edwards Law Firm, we do not collect any upfront costs for our services. You pay nothing if we do not succeed in obtaining a settlement for you through the drug company, mediation or a jury trial.
Our goal is to provide you with superior legal help using top medical experts to hold the pharmaceutical companies responsible on your behalf.